Shh … Here’s A Sneaky Use For Free Perfume Samples

I recently got a free, ittybitty spritzer of Elizabeth Arden’s new scent, Pretty, in the mail with an online beauty purchase. It really is very pretty-smelling, so I brought it with me on my weekend road trip with Marc. Well, it just came in handy in an unexpected way … I’m going to share, but let’s keep this on the DL, a’ight?

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This is embarrassing, but what the heck, I’m excited it’s Friday, and as you guys already know, Beth and I kind of love to embarrass ourselves on the blog once in a while. Anyway, it’s a fact of life: People–yes, even girls who pride themselves on cuteness/daintiness–go to the bathroom sometimes. Even when on romantic getaways that involve rooming in close quarters. Do you see where I am going with this? Sometimes when you travel, you don’t have a remote bathroom to sneak off to, a spare hour home alone by yourself, or a can of air freshener to fall back on. And I don’t know about you, but even after dating the same guy for years, I prefer to maintain an aura of mystery that does not involve stinkiness. This is where a couple spritzes of my perfume sample came in handy, and why I have decided it’s clutch to keep one in your handbag at all times, just in case. A little more convenient than carrying that Poo-Pourri stuff Baze once blogged about (no, I joke you not–there is an actual product called Poo-Pourri).

Question time: Do you ladies unabashedly use the facilities when your guy is around, or do you still prefer to be kinda stealth about it, like me? Anybody else rely on perfume in a pinch, or have other genius uses for those tiny sample bottles?

Another idea: Buy one of these chic Japanese atomizers, and keep your favorite perfume on you at all times. Also, here are five uses for those scent strips you find in magazines.

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